Archive for September 22nd, 2005

Large-scale data warehouse rankings

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

It looks like 2005 smashed several database records according to Winter Corp’s 2005 winners for the largest databases in the world. The big winners continue to be UNIX and Oracle, but Linux is making some serious inroads along with Microsoft Windows/SQL Server.Yahoo operates the largest commercial data warehouse with over 100 terabytes of data – and it runs on UNIX. This monster relies on the Oracle Database, Fujitsu Siemens PrimePower system, and EMC storage. But at number 6 is with 24 terabytes running on Linux and Oracle. The largest commercial Windows/SQL server database runs at Unisys and is #8 on the list.

If you’re looking for a really huge database, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology runs a massive 222.8 terabyte system. Technically, it’s not a data warehouse, but in this case, size does matter. And how do they do it? Linux and Oracle!